by Sarah Kane
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier

German by Marius von Mayenburg
German Language premiere

Two women and two men. They are talking about love, about hopes, longings, desire, disappointment, despair and loneliness. We never find out exactly where they are, and when they begin to speak it is not clear who they are, whether they are talking to themselves or to each other, whether there are relationships within the group or whether they have met by chance. The individual sentences, interrupted dialogues, entreaties and fragmentary stories are arranged in a loose, musical composition that gradually develops into a pattern of motives and enables us to discern the contours of a biographical mosaic.

»... don’t say no to me you can’t say no to me because it’s such a relief to have love again and to lie in bed and be held and touched and kissed and adored and your heart will leap when you hear my voice and see my smile and feel my breath on your neck and your heart will race when I want to see you and I will lie to you from day one and use you and screw you and break your heart because you broke mine first and you will love me more each day until the weight is unbearable and your life is mine and you’ll die alone because I will take what I want then walk away and owe you nothing it’s always there it’s always been there and you cannot deny the life you feel fuck that life fuck that life fuck that life I have lost you now.»
(from: Sarah Kane »Crave")


Duration: ca. 60 minutes

(without interval)

Premiered on 23 March 2000